“A KALEIDOSCOPE OF MADNESS”

Talking visual confrontations of power and bringing art to journalism with war photographer Ben Brody

BRIAN ZAYATZ

DECEMBER 16, 2020


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #41

COVID-19 update, fireworks, additional funding for Health Dept.

BRIAN ZAYATZ

DECEMBER 12, 2020


IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING #17

Media criticism from the The Shoestring

THE SHOESTRING

DECEMBER 9, 2020


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #40

Tax classification, police misconduct allegations, municipal newspaper boxes

BRIAN ZAYATZ

NOVEMBER 30, 2020


“I’M NOT GOING TO PAINT THE WHOLE [STATE POLICE] AS RACIST, EVEN THOUGH THEY MOSTLY ARE.”

Antone Wilson and The Struggle of Promising Black Cops

CHRIS FARAONE

NOVEMBER 25, 2020


WHAT’S NEXT AFTER THE 2020 ELECTION? LOCAL ORGANIZERS RESPOND

THE SHOESTRING

NOVEMBER 22, 2020


GROWTH HACKING THE UNEMPLOYED: MASSHIRE ENABLES COURSERA TO EXPLOIT A NEW MARKET

Jonathan Gerhardson

NOVEMBER 20, 2020


RETAIL EMPLOYEES OF NORTHAMPTON’S THORNES MARKETPLACE ORGANIZE FOR SAFER CONDITIONS AS COVID-19 CASES RISE

R. NICHOLAS

NOVEMBER 19, 2020


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #39

ROE Act resolution, Children’s Advocacy Center property, budget transfers

BRIAN ZAYATZ

NOVEMBER 16, 2020


COUP + A: LYDIA WOOD ON LABOR'S PLANS IF TRUMP REFUSES TO CONCEDE

LYDIA WOOD & WILL MEYER

NOVEMBER 3, 2020


FACT-CHECK: GAZETTE RUNS COLUMN PRAISING TRUMP'S "ACCOMPLISHMENTS"

WILL MEYER

OCTOBER 30, 2020


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #38

First quarter financial report, Public Shade Tree Commission restructuring

BRIAN ZAYATZ

OCTOBER 23, 2020


IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING #16

Media criticism from the The Shoestring

THE SHOESTRING

OCTOBER 14, 2020


“WORSE THAN 2008”: HOUSING ADVOCATES PREP FOR EVICTION CRISIS

With the possibility of government relief in limbo, collective action could be the most reliable way to fight the pending wave of evictions.

SARAH ROBERTSON

OCTOBER 11, 2020


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #37

Voting-related Charter Review recommendations, continued

BRIAN ZAYATZ

OCTOBER 8, 2020


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #36

Charter Review Commission recommendations, financial orders, long term parking

BRIAN ZAYATZ

SEPTEMBER 27, 2020


IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING #15

Media criticism from the The Shoestring

THE SHOESTRING

SEPTEMBER 20, 2020


NPD MISCONDUCT TRADING CARD: #3 THOMAS BRIOTTA

THE SHOESTRING

SEPTEMBER 18, 2020


“THEY DEFEND THEIR WHITENESS HERE, HARD”

Organizers fighting to uproot racism, defund the police, and challenge liberal exceptionalism in Easthampton

JACK CHELGREN

SEPTEMBER 13, 2020


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #35

Ordinance regarding single-use plastics in restaurants, announcement of policing commission members, anti-racist and other resolutions, land for housing development

BRIAN ZAYATZ

SEPTEMBER 10, 2020


NPD MISCONDUCT TRADING CARD: #2 ALAN BOROWSKI

THE SHOESTRING

AUGUST 30, 2020


“MY RESPONSIBILITY IS BEING ABLE TO PROVIDE”

Northampton’s Belly of the Beast isn’t closing its doors, but the pandemic is changing how it operates

ROMAN NICHOLAS

AUGUST 28, 2020


REP. RICHIE NEAL'S CAMPAIGN SENDS THREATENING LETTER DEMANDING REMOVAL OF AD

BY WALKER BRAGMAN, JULIA ROCK AND ANDREW PEREZ

AUGUST 27, 2020


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #34

Resolutions on the Holyoke Soldiers Home and systemic racism, update on FY2020 finances, Council approves new Hazard Mitigation plan

BRIAN ZAYATZ

AUGUST 24, 2020


WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY’S REOPENING PLAN IS SETTING STUDENTS UP TO FAIL

PROFESSOR ANONYMOUS

AUGUST 22, 2020


RISKING REOPENING

UMass Student residence workers who demanded safe reopening laid off last minute

KLARA INGERSOLL

AUGUST 21, 2020


MEET ZOE TUCK, ANTI-CANDIDATE FOR NORTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL

The Ward 3 resident is the first participant in recent protests to declare her candidacy

BRIAN ZAYATZ

AUGUST 19, 2020


IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING #14

Media criticism from the The Shoestring

THE SHOESTRING

AUGUST 17, 2020


NPD MISCONDUCT TRADING CARD: #1 ROBERT POWERS

THE SHOESTRING

AUGUST 12, 2020


IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING #13

Media criticism from the The Shoestring

THE SHOESTRING

AUGUST 9, 2020


ONE BAD CUP OF COFFEE

The forced relationship between local policing and customer service.

KEIRA ABERNATHY

AUGUST 5, 2020


DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE OUTSOURCES PRINTING TO GANNETT

Dozens gather to mark printing workers' last shift change

SARAH ROBERTSON

JULY 31, 2020


DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE’S UNION FIGHTS TO STOP OUTSOURCING PRINT JOBS TO CORPORATE MEDIA CONGLOMERATE GANNETT

SARAH ROBERTSON

JULY 22, 2020


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #33

Public comment, police review commission, financial orders

Brian Zayatz

JULY 20, 2020


MEET DECARCERATE WESTERN MASS

A new network of organizers fighting for abolition during COVID-19

JACK CHELGREN

JULY 12, 2020


ERIC SUHER: "I BLEED BLUE"

Property mogul Eric Suher sends a letter to Police Chief Jody Kasper

THE SHOESTRING

JULY 3, 2020


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #32

Two special meetings on the Policing Review Commission and open meeting law complaints, respectively

Brian Zayatz

JUNE 30, 2020


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #31

The Council voted to cut the police budget by 10%. The Mayor and Councilor Sciarra unveiled a proposal to create a police reform commission.

Brian Zayatz

JUNE 20, 2020


SIGNS OF THE TIMES

An abrupt pivot in local traffic signage

CHARLOTTE MURTISHAW

JUNE 17, 2020


BURNING FOR A CHANGE

M.C. PORTER

JUNE 14, 2020


ROBERT POWERS, HAMBURGER COP, WAS THE DEFENDANT IN A CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT ALLEDGING RACIAL PROFILING.

WILL MEYER

JUNE 12, 2020


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #30

Police Budget

Brian Zayatz

JUNE 11, 2020


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #30

Police Budget

Brian Zayatz

JUNE 11, 2020


STATEMENT FROM THE SHOESTRING REGARDING NORTHAMPTON PROTESTS AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY

THE SHOESTRING

JUNE 7, 2020


A BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE SHOESTRING'S WRITING ON LOCAL POLICING

THE SHOESTRING

JUNE 7, 2020


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #29

Police budget, preparing for Governor Baker’s reopening

Brian Zayatz

JUNE 5, 2020


HUNDREDS ATTEND NORTHAMPTON BUDGET HEARING AND CALL ON COUNCIL TO DEFUND THE POLICE

Brian Zayatz

JUNE 4, 2020


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #28

Budget presentation, public housing, drainage improvements

Brian Zayatz

MAY 27, 2020


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #27

COVID updates, anti-racist resolution, expanding absentee voting

Brian Zayatz

MAY 18, 2020


COMPANY KNEW OF LEAK DAYS BEFORE ACID SPILL

A new report shows that as much as five times the amount of acid leaked as previously known.

SARAH ROBERTSON

MAY 17, 2020


NO DEAL NEAL

Richard Neal, congressional leader in corporate PAC money, remains the only Mass holdout on Green New Deal.

WILL MEYER

MAY 6, 2020


I GO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #26

COVID updates, anti-racist resolution, resilience hub

BRIAN ZAYATZ

APRIL 26, 2020


DISAPPEARING INK

How will the Daily Hampshire Gazette preserve local news in a changing economy?

JULES MARSH

APRIL 19, 2020


COVID-19 RESOURCE GUIDE

Learn about mutual aid resources in Western Massachusetts.

THE SHOESTRING

APRIL 16, 2020


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #25

Zoning, Pesticides, and a Zoom Bombing

BRIAN ZAYATZ

APRIL 9, 2020


I GO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #24

Adjusting to virtual government, coronavirus resources, contentious and less contentious zoning ordinances

BRIAN ZAYATZ

MARCH 29, 2020


“PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DIE”

COVID-19 has reached Massachusetts prisons and jails, and no one is being released

WILL MEYER

MARCH 25, 2020


SAFE PASSAGE WORKERS MOVE TO UNIONIZE

ROMAN NICHOLAS

MARCH 15, 2020


FULLY LEGAL BUT SHROUDED IN FEAR: PAYING TAXES IF YOU’RE UNDOCUMENTED

Harnessing class privilege to assuage a dicey transaction at the tax office.

SIERRA DICKEY

MARCH 18, 2020


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #23

The EMPOWER Act, charter review review, and 5G infestation

BRIAN ZAYATZ

MARCH 15, 2020


SHELF LIFE: IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT, BUT THIS MOVIE’S GOOD

New local movie is a fresh offering in the doomsday genre.

CHARLOTTE MURTISHAW

MARCH 11, 2020


CHOOSE WOMEN & FEMINISM IN 2020

Multiracial working-class organizations have supported Sanders not as a savior, but because his candidacy offers the best conditions under which to live and organize.

DIANA SIERRA BECERRA

MARCH 10, 2020


UP IN SMOKE

The Northampton BOH's year-long preoccupation with Tobacco policy came to an anticlimactic, if only temporary, end in January

BRIAN ZAYATZ & HARRISON GREENE

MARCH 8, 2020


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #22

Light pollution, senior property tax deferrals, Northampton goes 5G

BRIAN ZAYATZ

MARCH 1, 2020


PAC MAN

Richard Neal Is #1 in Corporate PAC Donations

DONNY SHAW

FEBRUARY 19, 2020


PROTESTORS TO WARREN AND MARKEY: END U.S. INTERVENTION IN BOLIVIA AND VENEZUELA

SIMON ELLIOTT

FEBRUARY 16, 2020


ERIC LESSER TALKS EAST-WEST RAIL

A Q+A with the State Senator about economic development, transportation, and housing.

CHARLOTTE MURTISHAW

FEBRUARY 12, 2020


THE SHOESTRING ENDORSES BERNIE SANDERS FOR PRESIDENT

THE SHOESTRING

FEBRUARY 10, 2020


CAN THE “ETHICAL TECH MOVEMENT” TAKE ON AMAZON AND RAYTHEON RECRUITMENT AT UMASS?

KLARA INGERSOLL

FEBRUARY 8, 2020


GRABBING THE RUDDER

A Q+A with Anya Klepacki on their new show and taking the time to envision a normal you actually want.

ANYA KLEPACKI & WILL MEYER

FEBRUARY 5, 2020


FORWARD TO THE PAST

Joe Kennedy III is asking Bay Staters to vote out one of the most progressive incumbents in the Senate. How far can nostalgia for a political dynasty take him?

BRIAN ZAYATZ

FEBRUARY 2, 2020


HOW TO TELL ON YOUR BOSS

A Handy Guide On How To File A Labor Complaint With The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office

ROMAN NICHOLAS

JANUARY 26, 2020


YEAR IN REVIEW 2019

THE SHOESTRING

JANUARY 1, 2020